tepeo wins Ashden Award for outstanding climate innovation  

tepeo has won the Ashden Award for Energy Innovation (UK). The annual Ashden Awards revealed their 2024 winners at London Climate Action Week, the largest city-wide climate festival in Europe, happening from 22-30 June. 

Every year, the Ashden Awards highlight inclusive climate solutions – work that creates a fairer world, as well as lowering emissions and preparing communities for climate threats.

tepeo was revealed as one of seven winners at the 2024 Ashden Awards, which were celebrated at the Institution of Engineering and Technology in London on 27 June. tepeo was founded in 2018 to give UK households a low cost, low carbon, smart and simple alternative to fossil fuel heating. The company’s efforts to create an efficient thermal storage solution for low carbon heating culminated in the Zero Emission Boiler (ZEB®). This a plug-n-play replacement for existing fossil fuel boilers works with a hot water tank to deliver low carbon and low-cost home heating. 

More than 500 organisations applied for the 2024 Ashden Awards and tepeo was one of just two finalists in the Energy Innovation category, securing its place after a rigorous assessment and judging process and input from sector experts, including academics, business leaders, investors and journalists. The Ashden Awards were launched in 2000 and honour innovators from the public, private and non-profit sectors. 

tepeo will receive a grant of £10,000 and other support to help them scale-up their work, such as publicity, connection to funders, investors and climate sector leaders. 

“Receiving this prestigious cleantech award during London Climate Action Week is a testament to tepeo’s ongoing efforts to decarbonising domestic heating, which currently accounts for nearly a fifth of the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions,” commented Johan du Plessis, CEO & Founder at tepeo. “We believe that tepeo’s ground-breaking Zero Emission Boiler (ZEB®) technology can be at the forefront of the fight against climate change while also providing an effective tool to tackle fuel poverty in the UK.” 

Ashden CEO Dr Ashok Sinha said: “This year’s Ashden Award winners are worthy champions. They’re tackling the biggest climate challenges, in ways that also create important benefits – like new green jobs and fairer societies. Their inclusive approach is key to their success. 

“The 2024 winners have come through a rigorous assessment process, which confirmed their immense impact – and their potential to do even more in the future. Passion, ambition: they’ve got it all. So now we urge investors, funders, policymakers and climate sector leaders to back and work with these trailblazers.” 

The other two UK winners where Wild Haweswater (Cumbria) for the category Nature Based Solutions and Energise Barnsley (South Yorkshire) for the category People’s Energy. 

Four other organisations were awarded for their work in clean energy or natural climate solutions in Nigeria, Uganda and Cameroon.  

To learn more about tepeo’s Zero Emission Boiler (ZEB®) visit the website.